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Reading & Literacy Opinion Science of Reading Advocates Have a Messaging Problem
Invoking science isn’t all it takes to be credible, especially on a debate as charged as literacy education, writes Claude Goldenberg.
Claude Goldenberg, May 3, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on What We Now Know: Literacy
In this Spotlight, review ways students can be supported; evaluate the struggles often seen when tech intertwines with literacy and more.
May 1, 2021
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SPACED TEACHING AND PRACTICE: A structure to Strengthen Math Instruction
Explore the idea of spaced teaching and practice for math instruction. Discover how to reduce forgetting and attain longer-term achieveme...
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Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss
As the access and equity divide in reading continues to grow, it is critical that we provide students with an antidote for online learning burnout. Our current circumstances have had an impact on students’ learning
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Planning for a Pivotal School Year
A 4-part series with ideas to plan for: summer learning, student and staff well-being, fall instruction, and the future of remote schooling.
April 27, 2021
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Mathematics Opinion Using Project-Based Learning in Math Classes
Two teachers share practical strategies for using project-based learning in math classes, including one called "Notice & Wonder."
Larry Ferlazzo, April 6, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Integrating Critical Thinking Into the Classroom
Four educators offer suggestions on helping students develop critical-thinking skills, including through the use of "evaluative praise."
Larry Ferlazzo, March 22, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Eight Instructional Strategies for Promoting Critical Thinking
Four educators share tips for supporting the development of critical thinking in the classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 21, 2021
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Dave Peters, Director of Student Services for Everett Public Schools, outside the district office on March 2, 2021.
Dave Peters, director of student services for Everett Public Schools in Washington, saw the value of teacher collaboration during the pandemic.
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School & District Management Lessons From the Pandemic That Can Improve Leading and Teaching
Video feedback, prioritizing student well-being, and deeper grade-band collaboration have proven promising, educators say.
Denisa R. Superville, March 16, 2021
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Curriculum Opinion Introducing Primary Sources to Students
Five educators share strategies for introducing primary sources to students, including English-language learners.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 16, 2021
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3 Proven Ways to Improve Educational Equity
The resiliency of effective teachers is of particular importance in changing circumstances such as a remote learning environment.
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Curriculum Opinion Eight Ways to Teach With Primary Sources
Four educators share ways they use primary sources with students, including a strategy called "Zoom."
Larry Ferlazzo, March 14, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Instructional Leadership. Easy to Talk About. Hard to Do?
Instructional leadership has been around for 50 years, but it's still not easily practiced. Here are a few reasons why and how to change it.
Peter DeWitt, March 9, 2021
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Social Studies New National Civics Guidelines Carve a Middle Path for Teachers in a Polarized Climate
In U.S. schools, history and civics are both neglected and controversial. Can a new set of guidelines help?
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